Yesterday, we learned that Rafael Furcal was going to miss the entire 2013 as he needs Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Furcal's best days are behind him, but in his prime from 2003 to 2006, he scored 100 or more runs four straight seasons peaking at 130 in 2003. The four times he has topped the century mark is better than the likes of Matt Holliday, Carl Crawford, Juan Pierre, Justin Upton, Adam Jones, and Jacoby Ellsbury to name a few during that same time span.
Most people have come to accept the fact that offense is down in baseball since the league opened its blind eyes to the PED issue in the sport. Home runs are down, and as a byproduct, so are runs. Since the strike ended in 1995 and we have had full seasons of baseball beginning with the 1996 season, notice the frequency at which players score at least 90 runs in a season: You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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